New documentary reveals powerful transformation

Derek Hallquist was filming his father, the CEO of the Vermont Electric Cooperative, talking about climate change when the man he knew as Dad confided he was actually a woman named Christine.

Bernie Briefing: Sanders presses Jan. 15 ‘day of action’

The senator is tapping a variety of national media venues — including a prime-time CNN “town hall” Monday — to promote a Martin Luther King Jr. weekend protest against health care cuts.

Clergy take to pulpits to decry religious and racial hate

A coalition of Vermont spiritual congregations spread its message statewide over the weekend during a “Sabbath of Listening and Healing.”

‘My fellow Vermonters’: A history of first words that last

Gov.-elect Phil Scott is set to repeat an inaugural oath spoken by 76 predecessors. But as his six living peers can attest, the address that follows is very much one’s own.

‘Celebrating Creativity’ event aims to promote mental health

Clara Martin Center will mark its 50th anniversary Saturday with an evening featuring Me2/Orchestra, the world’s only classical music organization created for instrumentalists with mental illness.

‘This terrible year has been the best year of my life’

Putney artist Maggie Lake’s story is “powerful and transformative,” according to “Eat Pray Love” author Elizabeth Gilbert. Lake’s family also knows it to be achingly personal.

Holocaust hero Marion Pritchard remembered in Vermont

“She took extraordinary chances and saved many lives,” former Gov. Madeleine Kunin says of the onetime Green Mountain State resident, who died earlier this month.

‘Blessed Beyond Belief’: A Christmas Story

Vermont’s Robb Family Farm wondered if its future was past when it stopped milking cows after more than a century. Then Brooke Shields told People magazine about its maple syrup.

Brattleboro’s free Christmas breakfast marks 35th year

The annual event offers pancakes, coffee and a bittersweet story of volunteer perseverance.

David Budbill’s spirit lives on in new novel

The Vermont writer’s posthumously published “Broken Wing” is an allegorical tale — in part about what it may be like to be a person of color in one of the nation’s whitest states.

‘Longest Night’ service aims to bring light to dark times

An annual Brattleboro program to comfort people grieving a death, divorce or other trauma is adding this year’s polarizing politics to its list of reasons for existence.

‘Raise the Wage’ effort undeterred by governor-elect’s concerns

Despite reservations from Republican Phil Scott, more than a dozen Vermont spiritual and social justice groups want state lawmakers to boost minimum pay to $15 an hour.

Local global warming leaders undeterred by Donald Trump

Attendees at this weekend’s Vermont Community Energy and Climate Action Conference vow to fight anticipated opposition by the president-elect.

Heir who gave away a fortune aims to end the class war

Chuck Collins is author of the new Vermont-published book “Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good.”